i think shock value is astonishingly cogent social criticism. he is an amazing man. i saw him speak some years ago, he wasnt that great. he basically did a standup act instead of give a talk. but i love his movies, can anyone whos seen pink flamingos hear surfing bird ever again without howling?
my two favorite lines from desperate living, ones i actually use from time to time.
‘lets see if i can fit my big business into these!’
and, of course, ‘whos gonna service the queen?’
out of his straight movies, i thought hairspray wuz the best, but i havent seen pecker or cecil b demented.
viva john waters! cajun man, you knew divine, you are so cool we could store a side of beef in you!!